Las Vegas Sports Books Post World Series Odds…for 2017

While the Indians and Cubs slug it out into November, next year's World Series odds have already been posted in Las Vegas. The Yankees are offered at their highest number in many years (25-1) while the Cubs are prohibitive favorites. If you're feeling frisky, teams like the Angels and Twins can be had at 100-1.  Odds to win 2017 MLB World … [Read more...]

College Football Comp Play from Paul Stone

Cincinnati-Temple OVER 53.5 After being held to an average of just 18 points in its previous four games, Cincinnati started former top recruit Gunner Kiel at quarterback last week against East Carolina. Many Bearcat loyalists had openly questioned why head coach Tommy Tuberville had not called on Kiel earlier, causing the faithful to scratch … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Book News – Tropicana Says Adios to its Sports Book

Las Vegas Sports Book News - The Tropicana says adios to its sports book. Back in the early 90s, during my initial forays to Las Vegas I always thought what an absolute joke the Tropicana sports book was. One betting counter with about 6 seats and a few screens in an area tucked away from the casino that was not much bigger than a walk-in closet. … [Read more...]

Paul Stone’s College Football Comp Play

Arkansas +11 over Auburn _ Just six years removed from a BCS national championship and three years from a second appearance in the title game, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn was squarely on the hot seat entering the 2016 campaign. The season's first three weeks did little to cool down Malzahn's detractors,but, when officials ruled time had … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Books – Several Spots Where “Lighting Up” is a No-No

As a Vegas newbie in the the early 90s, I would frequent the Sands and Gold Coast sports books on my trips to Sin City, with an occasional stop to watch big sporting events at Caesars Palace and The Mirage. All of the aforementioned Las Vegas sports books had something different to offer: some were more intimate, others were looser with comps, and … [Read more...]

College Football Free Play From Paul Stone

TEXAS TECH +1 over West Virginia - With the calendar hitting mid-October and many schools already halfway through their regular season schedule, West Virginia will be in unfamiliar territory Saturday on the South plains of Texas. For the first time in the 2016 season, the Mountaineers will be competing on an opponent's home field when they … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Book News – Football Central in Limbo

We won’t say good bye to Football Central at the Westgate just yet, however, it might be time to start looking for “We’ll Miss You” cards at the Hallmark store.  Anyone who has visited Las Vegas over the years knows that the town is in a constant state of flux. Residencies come and go, attractions and shows appear and disappear, and … [Read more...]